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Spotlight on Illegal Buildings as Ischia Death Toll Now at 8

MILAN (AP) — The Italian resort island of Ischia has a long history of natural disasters, but experts say this weekend’s landslide that has killed eight people and left five missing was exacerbated by a combination of climate change and …

Tales of Survival Emerge as Venezuela Landslide Toll Hits 34

LAS TEJERIAS, Venezuela (AP) — Rescue workers using drones and trained dogs searched for survivors Monday following a massive landslide in central Venezuela, as the death toll rose to 34 and residents described harrowing tales of escape from the water …

Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Site Kills at Least 15

BANGKOK (AP) — A landslide in northern Myanmar, the world’s largest source of jade, killed 15 miners and left at least 35 others missing, local residents said Tuesday. The accident occurred Monday night in Kachin state’s Hpakant township, a remote …

Landslides Kill at Least 24 as Rains Deluge Ecuador Capital

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A rain-weakened hillside collapsed in Ecuador’s capital, sweeping over homes and a sports field and killing at least 24 people, city officials said Tuesday. The Quito Security Department said at least 48 more people were injured, …

At Least 1 Dead, 10 Missing in Landslide Near Mexico City

TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Rescuers planned to resume the search Saturday for victims of a landslide that brought tons of massive boulders down on a steep hillside neighborhood outside Mexico City, killing at least one person and leaving 10 missing. …

Indonesia Landslides Death Toll Rises to 140, Dozens Missing

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 140 with dozens still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. East Flores district on Adonara island …

Indonesian Rescuers Dig for People Buried in Landslides

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in remote eastern Indonesia were digging through the debris of a landslide Tuesday in search of as many as 21 people believed to be buried in one of several disasters brought on by severe weather …

Hawaii Town Blocked by Landslide Launches Makeshift Ferry

HONOLULU (AP) — Volunteers on Kauai’s north shore have launched a makeshift ferry service across a river after a landslide along a two-lane highway cut several towns off from the rest of the island. The boats are taking people across …

Powerful Japan Quake Sets Off Landslide, Minor Injuries

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in northeastern Japan on Sunday cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes after a strong earthquake set off a landslide on a highway, damaged buildings and parts of bullet train lines and caused power …

Northwest Storm Causes Wind Damage, Landslide, Power Outages

SEATTLE (AP) — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest leaving a trail of damage — including nearly blowing a semi off a bridge, a landslide and more than 500,000 people without power. Winds reached gusts 50-70 mph …